Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 3:25 pm  |  7 responses

WNBA Bringing Back Ref Cams for Finals

With the Finals set to tip off this Sunday evening, the WNBA announced the return of the Ref Cam that debuted at the All-Star Game in early June. These high-tech gadgets provide an in-depth picture of and unique angle to the game. More details below:

The Minnesota Lynx will take on the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA Finals 2013 Presented by Boost Mobile beginning Sunday, Oct. 6. The best-of-five series is a rematch of the 2011 championship in which the Lynx swept Atlanta in three games. It is the third straight season that Minnesota has advanced to the championship round, having won the title in 2011. Atlanta returns to the Finals for the third time in four years and is in search of its first franchise title.

All games will be accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.


• The return of the Ref Cam – a mini-camera providing a unique angle from the ref’s point-of-view.

• ESPN will continue to use special video shot by Selena Gomez performing her song “Like a Champion” on every telecast.

• Select players and the head coaches will wear live microphones during the games.

• Look-ins and mic’d players for an inside access to shootarounds.

• The Roving Floor (RF) camera will provide a unique on-court view, mainly during free-throw attempts.

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  • Junior Taylor

    Hearing this news just increased the chances of me watching the WNBA to .00000000001%

  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    cool… The WNBA is getting better. Wish the NBA did this.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I watched a couple of the playoff games recently. (Was playing on NBA TV). Man, I honestly believe the reffing in the WNBA is worse than the NBA. Horrible, horrible calls. And those “make up” calls for screwing up a previous play are so ridiculously obvious and happen too often…

  • noreallyimawnbafan

    This is the last thing the WNBA needs. they really think a ref cam will intrige and bring in new fans? Its a bad terrible gimmic, the cam is so wobbly and no one pops off enough (expect Diana Taurasi) for it to be worth our wild. How about new uniforms that are more suitable for women. How about a real all-star weekend, a lot of women may not be able to dunk, but they can shoot their as–es off, howver the wnba chooses not to further display the talents of these women, and op for a “ref cam”, yeah right.

  • noreallyimawnbafan

    Hey WNBA start by providing post game interviews and commnetary. othrwise dont bother with this ref-cam gimmic. WNBA fans like substance——–post game INTERVIEWS, please and ty

  • You sir, are a fucking idiot.

    “How about new uniforms that are more suitable for women.”

    Um, yeah. Go f*cking kill yourself. Please and thank you.

  • You are not an idiot.

    Actually I should probably let you clarify… I didn’t see your other comment. I am so, SO sorry if I misunderstood what you were saying. SORRY!